You might be feeling a bit nervous if you’re facing a new phase in your life. Will it work out?
Was this the right decision?
Whether it’s a new job or a new relationship, here some tips for making the most of your fresh start.
Don’t Fear Failure
Fear of failure is America’s number one fear. Many people are so scared they’ll mess up, they never try anything new.
And that’s a real shame because unless you take a few risks, you won’t get anywhere, and you’ll never reach your true potential.
Reframe failure as a lesson in what not to do next time. If you make a mistake or something doesn’t work out, you’re a step closer to success. Learn and move on.
Talk to People
Be open to new possibilities when talking to people you don’t know. You may or may not be aware that most opportunities that come our way come from outside our usual network.
From a casual conversation in the coffee queue to chatting to the person in the next seat at a conference dinner, you never know who you’re about to connect with and where that connection might lead. Be approachable, be polite, and make new friends.
Know What You Stand For
Whether you’re aware of it or not, you have your own set of personal values.
Are you familiar with your core beliefs?
What about you life purpose – have you identified it?
Make yourself aware of your values so you can align your actions and steps as you focus on your path forward. See it as your own personal roadmap to guide you.
Be Aware of Your Personal Biases
Successful people don’t let their personal opinions get in the way of achieving their goals. Your opinions are not the same as your values. Values are the bedrock of what’s important in your life. You can have an opinion about sports or politics or how you prefer your steak, but don’t confuse views with what’s best for you. If a nontraditional opportunity comes up, think it through and work out if it’s in your best interest.
Celebrate Your Successes
It’s essential to celebrate the milestones as you check them off on the way to achieving your goals. Celebrating small successes keeps your motivation and your energy high. It also makes those big life goals seem a bit less daunting. High-five yourself for everything you check off your to-do list, and you’ll soon find yourself celebrating the big wins.